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Nov 2, 2016
At the fall retreats held in New England and California this year, we welcomed the 2016 Fellows and were joined by alumni and colleagues over the weekend. The fall retreats have evolved over recent years to be part of an intentional leadership training program for all new Fellows. While the spring...Read more >
Jun 29, 2016
In the last few months, we have hosted a whirlwind of events celebrating the Foundation’s 30th anniversary. When Robert and Patricia Switzer established the Foundation, they knew they were committed to helping environmental leaders get the academic training they need to solve real world...Read more >
Apr 15, 2016
In March the Switzer Foundation hosted a second workshop on Diversity and Inclusion led by Visions Inc. of Roxbury, MA, to help Fellows and invited colleagues learn to work with the internal biases that lead to racism, sexism, ageism and other forms of oppression. We learned that many of our...Read more >
Apr 14, 2016
On March 13-14, 2016, staff and Fellows convened in Washington, DC, for our second annual Policy Communications training with our partners at COMPASS! We kicked off the training with our 30th anniversary receptio n at which nearly 70 alumni, Switzer family, and close colleagues gathered to...Read more >
Feb 3, 2016
In today’s media-inundated world, we know that stories resonate for people, regardless of the format in which a story is presented. The ways in which we try to share our stories and connect with others, in hopes that they too can share our passion for an issue or commitment to act, are many...Read more >
Nov 17, 2015
The annual fall Switzer Fellows retreats concluded in early October and were enriching experiences for the new 2015 Fellows and alumni who participated. We are pleased that the ongoing relationship with Rockwood Leadership Institute continues to attract Fellow alums to the retreats, enhancing the...Read more >
Nov 17, 2015
For the last few years, the Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA) , which is the national affinity group for environmental funders, has opened some of its funder-only gatherings to Switzer Fellows. Our partnership with EGA has evolved as we seek to offer new kinds of professional development...Read more >
Aug 26, 2015
Each year, the Foundation shares its pride in the success of each Fellow and his or her commitment to environmental improvement through science, policy, research and activism. In 2016 we will celebrate the Foundation’s 30th anniversary and are proud to recognize our long-term investment in...Read more >
May 25, 2015
Working with staff from EcoAdapt and the Point Blue Conservation Science nonprofit, Fellow Brenda Zollitsch co-led a working group at the National Adaptation Forum this year to gather information about wetland work related to stormwater management and restoration/mitigation.Read more >
Apr 9, 2015
Calling all Fellows! Help us plan our 30th birthday party! In 2016, it will be 30 years since Bob and Patricia Switzer established the Foundation's endowment with proceeds of the sale of Day-Glo Color Corp. We want to celebrate this occasion with you, and we're ready to start planning some...Read more >

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